Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Rahm Denied, Faces Runoff Election
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's more than $30 million campaign war chest wasn't enough to vanquish a crowded field of candidates in today's primary election to avoid a runoff election with his nearest opponent. Emanuel was held to a little more than 45% of the vote with more than 80% of the ballots counted. The shape-shifting reptilian will face Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, in the runoff election. Garcia captured about 34% of the vote in the five-man field of candidates in a near-record low turnout election.